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U.S. Department
Of Transportation

Final Economic Assessment

TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM
FMVSS No. 138

 

Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation
Plans and Policy
March 2002

 


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Background and Alternatives

Tire Pressure Survey and Test Results

Target Population

Benefits
        Human Factors Issues
        Skidding and Loss of Control
        Stopping Distance
        Flat Tires and Blowouts
        Fuel Economy
        Tread Life
        Non-quantifiable Benefits
        Potential Benefits of Antilock Brake Systems

Costs and Lead Times

Cost Effectiveness

Small Business Impacts

Cumulative Impacts

Appendix A

Appendix B